40 COVID-19 deaths reported in the jewel


The number of COVID-19 related deaths now stands at 40, with the most recent being three, two in the north and one in Belize City. In Corozal, a woman in her 40s had begun to display minor symptoms of the virus. Upon arrival at the Corozal Community Hospital, this woman succumbed suddenly. The second death is that of a male who was suffering from chronic kidney disease. He was receiving dialysis up to his death at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). The third is a male from the Northern Region, who had been referred to the KHMH due to a deteriorating respiratory function for the last two days. Two other patients remain intubated at the KHMH. Given these numbers, the death rate now stands at 1.5%. Aside from these COVID-19 fatalities, three patients remain intubated at the KHMH.
To date, there are now 2,619 confirmed cases of COVID-19; of those, only 983 remain active, 527 in men and 456 in women. In Corozal, 204 cases remain active and 46 in San Pedro. The Orange Walk District still remains with the highest number of COVID-19 infections in the country, 368. In the Belize District, there are still 175 active cases while there are now 99 active cases of COVID-19 in the Cayo District. The lowest active cases of COVID-19 are reported in Stann Creek with only 25 cases while 49 are reported in the Toledo District. There are now 1,596 recovered cases.